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Balance Oriental Health Centre employs only the most experienced and highly qualified massage therapists. Your massage will take please in one of tranquil treatment rooms leaving you feeling refresh and revitalised. Over the summer period Balance Oriental Health Centre shall be offering a variety of discount packages, please contact us for more information.

Our clinic offers a variety of massages and so we have put together a quick guide to help you decide which is the best massage therapy for you.

Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish massage is the most common type of massage therapy. It is also known as simply massage therapy.

Massage therapists use massage lotion or oil in a combination of long smooth strokes, kneading and circular movements.

Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you've never had a massage before, this is a good one to try first.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage uses scented plant oils to promote relaxation, energy and stress reduction. One of the most common oils used in aromatherapy is Lavender,
Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions of an emotional nature.

Hot Stone Massage

Smooth heated stones are placed in certain points on the body in order to warm and loosen tight muscles. The therapist may also use the stones to apply gentle pressure to the body. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and the connective tissue. The massage therapist will use slower strokes or friction techniques.

Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one or two days after deep tissue massage.


Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses rhythmic finger pressure on acupuncture meridians.

Each position is held for for two to eight seconds to improve the flow of energy and help the body regain balance.

People are normally pleasantly surprised when they try Shiatsu for the first time. It is relaxing but firm and there is usually no soreness afterwards.

Thai Massage

Like Shiatsu Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points. Thai massage also includes compressions and stretches.

This is an active massage as the therapist moves and stretches you into a sequence of postures. It's like yoga without doing any work. Thai massage is more energizing than other forms of massage. It reduces stress and improves flexibility. To learn more read the full article on Thai massage.

Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. Our massage therapist are specifically trained to modify techniques and to carefully position the body during the massage. The benefits of prenatal massage include stress reduction, decreased swelling, relief from aches and the reduction of anxiety.


Although reflexology is sometimes called foot massage, it is much more than that. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day!

Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. However you don't have to be a professional athlete to enjoy the benefits. Sports massage is equally beneficial to other active individuals. The focus isn't on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury whilst enhancing athletic performance.

A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than other massages. Facilitated stretching is a common technique as it helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.

Traditional Chinese Massage

Two types of traditional Chinese massage exist :

  • Tui na which focuses on pushing, stretching and kneading the muscle.
  • Zhi Ya which focuses on pinching and pressing acupressure points.

Both are based on principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Our therapists are qualified from ITEC/VTCT